Lynda Bourque Moss

With experience in philanthropy, museum management and policy, Lynda Bourque Moss has worked extensively in Montana and the Pacific Northwest over the past twenty years. Her experience includes serving as the executive director of the Foundation for Community Vitality, a foundation focused on economic development, conservation and preservation of landscapes in the Yellowstone region and Indigenous cultures in Montana and Patagonia.

In addition Moss served as the executive director of the Western Heritage Center, a regional history museum in Billings. During her tenure at the museum, Moss served on the boards of the American Association of Museum (AAM), the International Council of Museums, the AAM Accreditation Committee and chaired the AAM Museum Assessment Program.

Moss served in the Montana State Senate for two terms and during her tenure in the legislature, Senator Moss sponsored Senate Bill 59, legislation that established a new mural in the Montana Capitol honoring women as community builders. Senator Moss also served as a Private Advisor to the United States Delegation to the United Nations 9th Session of the Permanent Forum for Indigenous People.

In 2013, Lynda established Moss Consulting which provides strategic planning and organizational development for non-profits. Clients have included the Billings Clinic, the Library of Congress, Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness Foundation, the Billings Community Foundation, the Paradise Center and Buses of Yellowstone.

Lynda served as the Chair Emeritus and Board Chair for the Northwest Area Foundation and was Chair of the Investment Committee during her ten-year tenure at the Foundation. She has served as a Trustee of the American Craft Council and has served on the governing boards of Montana State Fund, the Friends of Montana Public Broadcasting, the Montana Conservation Corps and the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness Foundation.

Her academic background is in fine art, and she received a Master of Fine Arts degree from Montana State University. In addition, Moss has Executive Education Certificate from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.